woensdag 27 oktober 2021

Another month, another report.

 Hello again,

Let's see what I've been up to this past month, shall we?

I've done some more on the Fallout project: 


Still a fair bit to do on this project, but it seems to have petered out for the moment. I'll get back to it in a bit, I guess.

A commission 3d print and an invitation to a Rogue Trader RPG set me on the course of  Battlefleet Gothic once more.
This time I wanted to do some 1:10000 scale display models:
A size comparison: A Sword Escort, vs Starhawk Bomber, Fury Fighter, Aquila Lander and Arvus Lighter (back to front)

A Cruiser at 1:10000 scale. I won't be printing one of those for a while!!! 

The large scale escorts, together with a print of the Eiffel Tower and Enterprise D, to give a sense of size and scale.

And with Brother Forscale to give an idea of the model size.

I hope to basecoat these three the coming weekend.

I also printed a rough and ready Aquila Lander, to use as terrain and or an objective for Killteam/Necromunda/Inq28 games:

Not my cleanest print, or assembly, but great for a run-down "army surplus" type craft.

Next up, more big boys, but this time in proper BFG scale: Glorianas for my Imperial and Chaos fleet. These were created by Soul Forge Studios, who do excellent 3d printing files through their Patreon and MyMiniFactory

Yes, that small thing in front of it is a regular size Battlefleet Gothic Cruiser...

Time for another gear shift, this time towards Crimson Skies.

First I printed some planes:

Years ago, I had bought two Zeppelins, with the intention to convert them for Crimson Skies. But I never quite found a satisfactory way to model the engine nacelles and broadside cannons... But hey, I have a resin printer now, and know a bit of Fusion360!


And that solved a nearly two decades old modelling conundrum!  Now to just decide the colour scheme for them...

That's it, see you next time!

maandag 27 september 2021

Sorry about neglecting this blog...

 Life has been coming hard at us the last few months, long story short: My estranged (we broke contact due to her manipulative ways and unrepentant alcoholism) mother turned out to have cancer, after which we quickly got news that it would be untreatable and terminal. So we spent the months trying to rekindle some sort of contact, so we could at least say our goodbyes. After that there was the funeral, deciding whether to accept or reject the inheritance, cleaning out her house and a lot of emotional unpacking and processing along the way, which is still ongoing.

I have still been hobbying though, as that has been my mental lifeline. Prepare for incoming photodump, after the break!

maandag 5 april 2021

Well, life happened at me, a lot...

Yeah, so I had a two-month stomach bug, followed by a corona scare. Luckily all is well, but I'm still rebuilding my strenght/stamina after barely holding on to nutrients during the stomach bug.

Which left little spare energy for hobby.

I did manage to squeeze these lot out: 

A Squig with a fancy hairdo: 

Naturally, I also participated in the Iron Kingdoms: Requiem Kickstarter, and this has once again urged me to do a bit more on some IKRPG character miniatures:

They're two minis for the same character, a Knight-Ironhead. As the new version of the IKRPG doesn't work off combining two archetypes, I'll have to figure out how to make him work, ruleswise.
Also, ofcourse I pre-ordered Cursed City. Warhammer Quest, but horror, and with a strong Eastern European vibe? Perfect.

So, not much to report. See you again next time, whenever that may be!

zaterdag 20 februari 2021

Another month, a bit of this and that.

 Hello again,

I think it's time to keep you up to date with what I have and haven't been doing.

Most of what I've been doing has been in the first week of this month, as I had a week off from work:

First of all, I finished printing the Reaver Titan. Now all that's left to do before it's ready for paint is sanding, lots of sanding....

I had been having increasing issues with excessive stringing in my printer. So I bit the bullet and bought a full metal hot end. This seems to have done the trick and since then stringing has been reduced to an absolute, whispy minimum. Sadly it didn't arrive until after the Reaver was fully printed... So there is still a fair bit of cleanup to do, beside just smoothing out print lines.

I also spent an afternoon enjoying the pitter patter of rain on canvas, in the first week of the month.
I now have a clearer idea of what I need to adres in my hammock setup for poor weather (aka regular Dutch weather this time of year). 

Another batch of mead got bottled as well.
The leftmost is the leftovers of the two batches of Viking Blod. Then there is the two bottles of Viking Blod that had extra hop and hibiscus added during fermentation.  Mid is a pair of bottles of Linden mead and finally the last batch of Viking Blod, that didn't have extra hop and hibiscus added beyond the initial tea. This time around I made a less strong tea, to see how that turned out, but next time I'll be going back to the stronger brew.

And with that the week off was done.

And things went wrong... I had intended to keep working on the Titan in the evenings, but a particularly nasty stomach bug struck and lasts till today.  I was suddenly VERY constrained in the amount of energy I had available and how long I could work on projects in one sitting. 
So over the past two weeks I achieved virtually nothing.

I assembled a cheeky little squig, and managed to add the last touches to an Ironhead character for the IKRPG, that had languished at 90% completed for the past year:

And yesterday, the cars for my Cyberpunk skirmish project arrived:
3 Taxis and six little microcars. These will be added to the regular cars I intend to print in the near(-ish) future.

And that's it for now. Further hobbying has to be mostly suspended until the doc can get my innards to behave again... :(

See you next time!

zondag 24 januari 2021

The beast is done!

 The last few weekends, I've been putting the final touches to the Warhound Titan. Doing the weathering, finally painting the banners. And I can now gladly report that "Steadfast" is 100% operational!

I tried my first hand at weathering with oil paints and found it gave pretty nice results, even with basic techniques.

Anyway, some glamour shots:

 Of course, his guns are magnetised, so I can experiment with his load outs:

And here he can be seen, stalking the outskirts of some industrial wasteland:

(I really should have put some mini's in this pic, to really drive home the scale of things, shouldn't I?)

See you all next time!

zondag 3 januari 2021

And yet, I live....

Well, we survived 2020...

And I seem to have been neglecting this blog, my apologies. Between corona, depression and a busy year at work, what rare time and motivation I had for the hobby, I elected to spend on the hobby itself, rather than posting about it.

Anyhow, time of a big catchup dump of pics, and then on to the next year.

Ofcourse, the Indomitus box got acquired:

(And ofcourse the image is rotated... Sorry.)

I also managed to snag a piece of classic Space Fleet art:

Which reminds me, I still need to get that framed... What do you think, a clean, sleek modern frame, or go baroque and gothic for it?

I printed the start of a Japanese village, for a long suffering medieval/mythological Japan project: 

As frustratingly many projects this year, I lost steam before I actually got them painted...

I printed and built some more Necromunda stuff (again abandoned before I got to painting, see a pattern?

Around this time, our PCs main storage HDD was starting to give out. (I've yet to recover all files on it, including notes for a decade+ spanning DnD campaign....)

I built another Destiny 2 Ghost, again a gift for a friend from across the Channel:

(The overspray on the icon on it had been fixed before sending it off.)

The unpainted Necromunda terrain I had set up in previous post did finally get painted, even though it took until Oktober:

Hmmm, tasty....

Ofcourse I had to join in the McFarlane Primaris craze:

Can you guess from this pic, which Chapter I will convert and repaint him into? ;)

Fine, work in progress pics to give some hints:

 Because my Howling Griffon would be a Lieutenant, he needed a Power Sword, just a small one:

Again, this project has yet to see paint...

Gears once again shift, now towards Orks:

Freebooters to be precise:

Ofcourse, Freebooters need to ride in style:

True to form for this year, paint is yet to come...

Final leg of the year, and final projects (still ongoing): Cyberpunk City. A third building was erected:

 While working on this, a long-awaited treasure arrived:

I'm waiting for work and life to ease up again a bit to properly get into this and read it from cover to cover. Hopefully next weekend!

That brings us back up to current affairs. This weekend I added lighting to my Brutalist Cyberpunk building: 

 And with that, that project is ready to receive paint as well. :D

Till next time, hopefully sooner than last. ;)